BENEFITS OF THYME
BY DR. JOSH AXE
Eczema, is a common skin disorder that causes dry, red, itchy skin that can blister or crack. Sometimes this is due to poor digestion (like leaky gut), stress, heredity, medications and immune deficiencies. Because thyme oil helps the digestive system, stimulates the elimination of toxins from the body through urination, relaxes the mind and functions as an antioxidant, it’s the perfect natural eczema treatment.
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition measured changes in antioxidant enzyme activity when being treated with thyme oil. The results highlight the potential benefit of thyme oil as a dietary antioxidant, as thyme oil treatment improved brain function and fatty acid composition in aging rats. The body uses antioxidants to prevent itself from the damage caused by oxygen, which can lead to cancer, dementia and heart disease. A bonus to consuming high-antioxidant foods is that it slows the aging process and leads to healthy, glowing skin.
Due to Thyme's components like Caryophyllene, and Camphene, the oil is antiseptic and kills infections on the skin and within the body. Thyme oil is also antibacterial and inhibits bacterial growth. This means that thyme oil is able to treat intestinal infections. Bacteria infections in the genitals and urethra. Bacteria that builds up in the respiratory system and heals cuts or wounds that are exposed to harmful bacteria.